COVID-19 Testing Site a busy place

Friday, November 20, 2020
IVY JACOBS photo - The Clay County Health Department confirmed Friday afternoon 589 people have stopped by Forest Park to be tested for COVID-19 through Thursday. The nasopharyngeal testing will continue through next week.

It's been a steady line of people wanting to get tested for the coronavirus at the local testing site this week.

The Clay County Health Department confirmed Friday afternoon 589 people have stopped by Forest Park to be tested for COVID-19. The nasopharyngeal testing was scheduled to continue through Saturday.

Clay County Health Nurse Kim Hyatt said the high turnout, Clay County being in RED on the Indiana State Health Department COVID-19 Dashboard, and the number of positive cases reached 997 Friday are the reasons why ISDH extended the time for the local testing site at Forest Park.

Indiana State Department of Health

No appointments are necessary for Indiana residents at the local drive-thru testing site at the Cow Palace. Walk-ins are also available.

Participants will need to provide proper identification to qualify. Those who can participate include: Over the age of 12 with symptoms, at high risk, over 65, is a diabetic, high blood pressure, heart or lung issues or other underlying conditions such as obesity, and is a contact of a confirmed case.

Tuesday, November 24 - 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Wednesday, November 25 - 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Thursday, November 26 - CLOSED

Friday, November 27 - 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Saturday, November 28 - 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Those being tested need to take 15 to 20 minutes to fill out the information paperwork and receive the test.

Any questions, please contact the Clay County Health Department at (812) 448-9021.

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